TWO people have been trapped in a car after it was left teetering on the edge of a wall in York city centre.

Emergency services were called in at shortly before 1am today (March 7) after a crash in Queen Street near York railway station.

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One eye witness said they were on the scene within 20 seconds and the car was teetering on the edge of a wall.

York Press: The scene this morning The scene this morning (Image: Haydn Lewis)

They said that several taxi drivers helped calm the passengers and helped stabilise the car until emergency vehicles arrived.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "A crew were mobilised to a report of a car on its side, with two people believed to be trapped in the vehicle.

"Crews extricated the occupants and handed into the care of paramedics."

A spokesperson for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: "We received an emergency call at 12.53am today to a report of a collision on Queen Street in York. 

"An ambulance and team leader were dispatched to the scene where two patients were checked over, but did not need to be conveyed to hospital."

North Yorkshire Police say they received a call at 12.45am after reports that a vehicle had hit railings and two parked cars.

This morning workmen have been at the scene trying to make the area safe.

The car appears to have hit a low wall with railings running along the top which has collapsed onto several cars which were parked in parking bays below.

A cordon and barriers have been put in place while work is ongoing.

It comes after The Press reported yesterday (March 6) that £10.5 million has been confirmed for the massive revamp of the area at the front of York railway station.

The money will be released by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, allowing construction to begin on the York Station Gateway project.

The wider Station Gateway Project includes removing Queen Street Bridge, where this morning's crash happened, and which hasn’t been needed since trains stopped passing under it in the 1960s.

The result would be a new road layout, with a new transport interchange.